Sinn Fein raise concern about danger zone

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Saturday, December 17th, 2011
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Sinn Fein councillor Roy McCartney has been in contact with the Roads Service amid concerns raised about the possibility of an accident at a junction in Poyntzpass. McCartney, in a recent statement regarding the danger spot, stated that, “I have been in contact with Roads Service to take a serious look at the concerns raised. It seems the junction of the Drumbanagher Wall Road and the Tandragee Road is susceptible to excess surface water flowing off the surrounding fields. Obviously, in the present weather conditions, this is freezing over and ice and black ice is forming.”

The Sinn Fein Councillor continued, “This has led to vehicles sliding out onto the busy Tandragee Road. I have been informed that one car containing three children were extremely lucky when the vehicle their father was driving continued through the junction on black ice and but for their fathers ability to rectify the situation they would have collided with a lorry.”

“I am sure no one, the local community, Road Service or political representatives wish to see anyone losing their lives, I have therefore asked Road Service to look at this junction and see what can be done short and long term to minimise the potential for a serious, or worse, fatal accident at this site,” he added.


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